George Takei, J.J. Abrams and extra pay tribute to late 'famous person Trek' actress Nichelle Nichols - CNN

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George Takei and J.J. Abrams paid tribute to the late "megastar Trek" actress Nichelle Nichols, who died Saturday at the age of 89.

Nichols had performed enterprise crew member Nyota Uhura on the sequence and distinctive "Trek" movies.

"I shall have greater to say about the trailblazing, incomparable Nichelle Nichols, who shared the bridge with us as Lt. Uhura of the U.S.commercial enterprise," Takei wrote on social media. "For nowadays, my heart is heavy, my eyes shining just like the stars you now rest amongst, my dearest pal."

Abrams, who directed the 2009 "celebrity Trek" reboot and 2013's "famous person Trek Into Darkness," referred to as Nichols "a brilliant girl in a remarkable position."

"A marvelous girl in a astounding role. Nichelle, you might be deeply overlooked. Sending a great deal love and appreciate," he wrote on Twitter.

"star Trek" celebrity William Shatner also paid tribute, writing, "She changed into a good looking lady and performed an admirable character that did so a good deal for redefining social issues each right here within the US and throughout the world."

Georgia flesh presser and "Trek" fan Stacey Abrams posted a photograph of herself with Nichols, captioning it, "one of my most treasured photographs - Godspeed to Nichelle Nichols, champion, warrior and enormous actor. Her kindness and bravery lit the direction for a lot of. might also she perpetually dwell among the many stars."

Actor Colman Domingo wrote, "Nichelle Nichols instructed us that we belonged in outer house. we're limitless. The heavens have received an Uhura these days."

The respectable NASA Twitter account posted a tribute announcing: "We rejoice the life of Nichelle Nichols, big name Trek actor, trailblazer, and role mannequin, who symbolized to so many what become feasible. She partnered with us to recruit one of the first girls and minority astronauts, and inspired generations to reach for the stars."

Jason Alexander wrote, "My love for the customary big name Trek is profound. Nichelle Nichols become a ground-breaker and an excellent ambassador for her show, her function and science all her lifestyles. And a really attractive adult. may she have a wonderful experience to the closing frontier."

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